Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices that apply to this website (the “Website”), which is owned and operated by

We are committed to protecting your privacy.  By using the Website, you consent to the terms, conditions and information practices described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with the terms, conditions and information practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website. 

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by and will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable and other information is collected from you through the Website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your information.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
  • How changes to this Privacy Notice will be handled.

This Privacy Policy was most recently updated on April 17, 2019.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or online services to which the Website may link or information collected by any non-affiliated third party, even if related to the Website or our services or products. 

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We only have access to/collect personally identifiable information or similar personal information that you voluntarily give us, including, without limitation: (i) in connection with an application for our scholarship sweepstakes (the “Scholarship”) offered on the Website, or (ii) via the Website’s contact page, scholarship database, email or other direct contact from you. is the sole owner of the information collected by or through the Website.  

During an application for our Scholarship, applicants are required to provide us certain types or categories of information regarding themselves and/or their children, as applicable, including, but not limited to:

  • name
  • address
  • email address
  • social media user names
  • gender
  • income and financial information
  • educational information

In contacting us through the Website’s contact page, you are required to provide us with your name and email address and also may provide a phone number or other personal information.

In addition to the above personal information, we also may obtain information about you, your computer or mobile device, IP address, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, web browser, computer or device platform, related software and setting, browsing actions and patterns, and your use of the Website through the use "cookies" and clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs).

Cookies help you personalize your online experience.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features from the Website.

Clear gifs help us better manage what content is effective.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.  We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients.  This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.  We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our users' personal information.

We may use your information, including your personally identifiable information, to:

  • Provide products and services requested by you;
  • Provide customer support, including responding to your requests and questions and resolving any issues you may have;
  • Provide you information regarding the Scholarship;
  • Verify the information you provide to us;
  • Communicate directly with you in the future, including, without limitation, by sending you emails containing information from our blog content and information about promotions, products and services that may be of interest to you, including third-party promotions, products and services;
  • Inform you of changes to this Privacy Policy;
  • Perform research and analysis to develop and improve our services and products or develop new services and products;
  • Understand and anticipate your use of or interest in our products, services, and content, and the products, services, and content of others;
  • Manage our business and operations; and
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you give your consent.

If you do not want to receive email messages from us, you will be given the option to opt out in connection with your application for a Scholarship, in every email sends, or you may email us directly at

We may share your information, including your personally identifiable information, as follows:

  • With any of our affiliated companies (i.e., companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with us) for support of our internal and business operations, for cross-marketing purposes or in connection with a request made by you.
  • The first and last name of the winner of our Scholarship will be posted on the Website.
  • We may disclose information we collect from or about you when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply applicable terms and conditions and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, our affiliates, our other customers, or others
  • If some or all of our business assets are sold or transferred, whether through a sale, acquisition, merger, consolidation, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other corporate change involving us and/or our affiliates, we may transfer the corresponding information regarding our users to third parties evaluating or facilitating the transaction. We also may retain a copy of such information.  Nothing in this Privacy Notice is intended to interfere with our ability to transfer all or part of our business, equity interests, or assets (including the Website) to an affiliate or non-affiliated third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation, and without notice or any compensation to you, whatsoever.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You can do the following at any time by contacting us by email at

  • Opt out of any future contacts from us.
  • See what information we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any information we have about you.
  • Have us delete any information we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your information. 


We take reasonable precautions to protect your information.  When you submit information via the Website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Whenever we collect sensitive information (such as income and financial information) that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page

Only our employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. 


Our Privacy Policy may be updated or amended at any time and from time to time.  The Privacy Policy will reflect the date it was last updated or amended.  All updates and amendments to the Privacy Policy will be posted will be posted on this page.  Under certain circumstances, we also may elect to notify you of updates or amendments to our Privacy Policy be sending you an email.  Please check this Privacy Policy each time you utilize the Website to ensure you are aware of any changes in our practices.  Your continued use of the Website will indicate your acceptance of the changes to the Privacy Policy.

If you have questions or concerns or feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us via email at